Volumes have been set forth on this issue, and the controversy and discussion about where the "hot" slot machine games are installed in a casino are still raging – sixty years after slots were first placed in the casinos.

The standard rule is that the better one armed bandits were located just inside the main entry of the casino; so that individuals passing by would be able to see real jackpot winners … be intrigued enough to come unto the gambling floor and play. Our viewpoint is that this is definitely no longer the case.

Almost all of the large casinos these days are behemothic complexes and you no longer can see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to situate the ‘loose’ slots close-by any entrances.

Another standard rule is that loose one armed bandits are positioned on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more potential players could see winning jackpots and be inspired to play. Notably however, we find that this also isn’t a universal rule any more.

What casinos found over the years is that people walking down the busy aisles were frequently on the way to somewhere else. If they played slot games at all, they would simply put in their loose change because they happened to be walking by. Win or lose, they would very often not stop to keep playing. And the last thing a casino wants is for someone to win a jackpot by playing only a few coins and then not stay to put it all back in!

In recent times, casinos are constantly changing their perspective about where to place the loose one armed bandits.